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A diverse array of oral health professionals, all women, stand around a table loaded with dental tools.

Training Providers to Deliver Better Dental Care to People with Disabilities

It’s a sunny day in Philadelphia, but six oral health professionals from Michigan and Ohio are cloistered indoors at Penn Dental Medicine’s new Care Center for Persons with Disabilities Personalized Care Suite. Together, they watch an instructor demonstrate how mouth props, wheel chair accessories and patient management can be used to help patients who are unable to open their mouths during a dental exam. With patience and the right tools, these providers are learning how to deliver dental care in a gentle and safe manner to patients with disabilities.

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